"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Published by Candlewick Press
Expected Publication Date: May 13, 2014
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What if destiny leads you to your soul mate, but the laws of time conspire to keep you apart?
If her parents had never divorced, Laura wouldn’t have to live in the shadow of Bruce, her mom’s unpredictable boyfriend. Her mom wouldn’t say things like "Be groovy," and Laura wouldn’t panic every weekend on the way to Dad’s Manhattan apartment. But when Laura spots a boy on a facing platform, lifting a camera to his face, looking right at her, Laura feels anything but afraid, and she can’t forget him. Jonas, meanwhile, thinks nonstop about the pretty hippie girl he glimpsed on the platform — trying to comprehend how she vanished, but mostly wondering whether he will see her again in a city of millions — and whether if he searches, he would have any chance of finding her. In a lyrical meditation on love, Nora Raleigh Baskin explores the soul’s ability to connect, and heal, outside the bounds of time and reason.
Why I'm Waiting
- That tag line. I'm hooked.
- I want to know what happened on the subway platform. I want to read "that moment" when they see each other.
- I want to know if Jonas is from the present and Laura is from the past.
- I've read one other book by Nora Raleigh Baskin and I liked it a lot and I want to read more of her books. She has a backlist of titles that I haven't read yet, so there are plenty to keep me busy until this one comes out.